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Old 11-15-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
Eric Trent Miller
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determining daily caloric load

I need help interpreting the blurb on the main site regarding calories, highlighted in red below. If I'm reading it correctly, it seems like a huge math problem pain in the arse.

Does this mean to determine calorie intake we:

-multiply our lean body mass by .7-1.0 depending on activity level to give us daily grams of protein required.

-determine the calories of that many grams of protein based on quantity and food type providing the protein, and call that "30% of daily caloric load"

-use that number to calculate 40% low gly carbs and 30% fat, then determine the quantity of that food based on the known calories for the food type.

The CrossFit dietary prescription is as follows:
Protein should be lean and varied and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
Carbohydrates should be predominantly low-glycemic and account for about 40% of your total caloric load.
Fat should be predominantly monounsaturated and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
Calories should be set at between .7 and 1.0 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass depending on your activity level. The .7 figure is for moderate daily workout loads and the 1.0 figure is for the hardcore athlete.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
Melissa Grilione
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Re: determining daily caloric load

Here's mine if it helps you:

Calorie target 1500
LBM 120

cals/gram grams/day % cals
Fat 9 50 30%
Protien 4 115 30%
Carbs 4 150 40%

Total cals 1510

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Old 11-15-2011, 02:31 PM   #3
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Re: determining daily caloric load

Spreadsheets are your friend.
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